An Accra Magistrate Court has discharged thirteen of the suspects standing trial for alleged involvement in the lynching of the late military officer, Major Maxwell Mahama.
They were part of the initial 32 persons charged with murder during the last hearing of the case in June.
The decision to free the thirteen residents of Denkyira Obuasi follows a request from the Attorney- Generals Department. The prosecution said to the Court that the state wants to use some of the discharged suspects as witnesses in the case.
The remaining nineteen suspects, including one woman, are still facing the charges of murder and conspiracy to murder.
The late Major Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion (5BN) was stoned and burnt to death by some residents of the Upper Denkyira West town on suspicion he was an armed robber.